Back pain is becoming an increasingly common concern as more and more adults suffer from back pain. Sitting for long periods and being inactive can not only put great pressure on the back and shoulders, but over time it can be very damaging to overall body posture. Inversion therapy is an increasingly popular way to help correct posture and improve back pain without the use of medication, and it has proven to be quite successful. Before deciding to try the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table, I knew that I needed to find the right table without busting my budget.
I decided that I really didn’t want to spend more than about $150 on a table, but I wasn’t sure if I would find an option that was really effective in that price range. I have read in so many reviews on sites like Amazon that you need to spend nothing short of a small fortune for proper inversion therapy, but I also know that many of these articles were written by people selling machines that cost a small fortune. Eventually, I opted to purchase the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table, and I am more than pleased with my choice. The results I have seen are nothing short of remarkable, and I find it almost impossible to believe that more expensive fitness equipment could really have offered enough of a difference to justify the higher price tag.
So, What’s So Great About This Table
Other than the price point, there are still many things that I love about the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table. It has a lot of features that make it feel safe, and there is little doubt that it is also highly effective, as you can feel the difference after only one use. Here are a few of the things I really loved about the table:
• Non- skid stabilizers keep it steady
• Well designed ankle locks are safe and comfortable
• 300 lb weight limit
• Absolutely easy to use and inverts easily
• Folds up incredibly small and quickly
Non-Skid Stabilizers Keep You Safe
There is nothing more frightening than being upside down on an inversion table when it skids or slides. Although a fall is unlikely, moving like that can be unsettling until you get the feel. The nonskid stabilizers on the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table ensure that you not only feel safe, but that you are safe and they help keep the table perfectly in place while you are doing stretches and exercises.
The Ankle Locks Are Both Safe and Comfortable
When you use the ankle locks on an inversion table, it is imperative that you are confident in their locking system to hold you firmly and safely in place. It’s all but impossible to relax if you are worried about falling, and the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table has strong locks that are very secure and that are also incredibly well padded with vinyl and foam. The locks are ergonomically molded, giving them a comfortable and close fit that ensures that your workout isn’t spent focusing on straps that are cutting into your feet or ankles.
The 300 lb Weight Limit Makes it Diverse
As a fairly large guy, I find that many inversion tables aren’t right for me. The Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table has a weight limit of 300 lbs, which means that it is ideal for my size and weight. Better still, despite pushing the higher end of this limit, I never feel like it has any problem supporting me fully, which is certainly a huge benefit.
Easy to Maneuver and Invert
The ankle locks on the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table are simple to secure into place, and using the table is a breeze. Once I am on the backrest, all I need to do is raise my arms up over my head to start inverting. All you need to do to make the table work is lift your arms and allow gravity to take over, which really makes it a breeze for just about anyone. The table also offers angles of up to 90 degrees, which helps make the stretches and exercises more effective.
Easy Folding and Storage
One thing that I really can’t stress enough about the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table is how easy it is to fold and store. When completely folded, it measures 25x62x49. And at only 46 pounds, it is fairly easy to pick up and move. I find that it is pretty quick and painless to set the table up in the living room or the basement, and taking it back down after a workout takes about two minutes in total. This is certainly convenient and keeps me from having to explain the giant machine in my living room when I have guests over.
The Bottom Line
Overall, I give the Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table my full endorsement. There are a number of inversion tables to choose from, but at less than $150, this has become my best inversion table. I can’t tell you how much better my back feels after using it or even how much less stress I feel after a great stretch. Nor could I really explain how great the long term benefit is if you choose to use it every day. All I really can say is that this is absolutely a great buy and a great investment.